Brushing my boys teeth hasn’t been TOO much of a challenge. Routine is the key for us. Sometimes even then it’s not always done and rarely done correctly.
Metro Dentalcare has given us the opportunity to get this teeth brushing down a bit better. We’ve come home numerous times from the dentist with those colorful little sand timers. Sand timers that I could fill a sandbox with considering how they’re never used. Great idea, but never put into practice.
We received a fantastic tooth brushing package in the mail that included an ingenious toothbrush. You press the bottom of the toothbrush and brush away until it stops blinking. The first night was kind of amusing. My 11yo said he didn’t really like the toothbrush. I asked him why and he said because it blinks too long before he can spit! heh heh heh
I explained to him that he could spit anytime he needed to. The point was he just had to keep brushing after he spit.
Now, let’s talk about the boys routine. They are supposed to brush 2x a day; once in the morning and once before bed. I would have to say 80% of the time both are done. Sometimes they aren’t ready for the bus and run out the door without their pearly whites being cleaned. Bedtime I always remind them, but on the way down to bed they distract themselves with rough housing.
I’m not alone in this, right? Please tell me I’m not the only one whose kids start monkeying around and tooth brushing is forgotten.
I do the toothbrush test also just to make sure it’s being done. When I get ready for work I go brush my teeth and check to make sure the bristles of the boys brushes are wet. If I find them dry, I make sure I explain to the boys how vital brushing is. I’m a broken record at this point, but it’s too important to stop talking about it.
The biggest challenge for my boys is flossing. They have a hard time with it and I have to admit, I don’t make the time to help them floss. It’s really a coordination thing. It’s a tricky thing to learn but a lot more fun especially with the new, and cool, picks that are out.
Now, with all that’s been going on in my life lately, I haven’t gotten this post up soon enough to get the word out about the challenge and the giveaway. The giveaway ends on April 1st and that’s no joke.
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I was sent a tooth brushing kit for the boys and have the opportunity to win tickets to the MN Twins.